Gray, Reality, Context

SHADES OF GRAY
Dualistic Thinking: Stinkin’ Thinkin’
by Richard Rohr
Center for Action and Contemplation

Take a minute to notice your thoughts. Do you automatically categorize things as right or wrong, black or white, good or bad? In this meditation, Rohr invites us to challenge this dualistic thinking by offering “the seven C’s of delusion”. He explains how "Our violence—and almost all of our unhappiness—emerges from our judging, dualistic mind—which itself comes from deeply rooted fear." How might you immerse more fully in contemplative, non-dual thinking?

SPIRITUALITY IN REALITY
Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality
by Alice Peck
Rewire Me

What is an indie spiritualist? Peck’s critical eye has found something different and, for her, a bit refreshing in both the definition and literary content: "Chris Grosso’s new book struck a chord with me because it’s not so much spiritual-but-not-religious as spiritual-but-not-dogmatic." Offering an excerpt from the book in this review, she highlights the authentic voice with which he shares his journey of skepticism and faith along with some lessons and practices discovered along the way.

CONSCIOUSNESS OF CONTEXT
Loneliness and the Sacred Web of Life
by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
The Huffington Post

What causes you to feel isolated? How do you find comfort in those moments? In this article, Vaughan-Lee reminds us “We are not here on Earth to be alone, but to be part of a living community, a web of life in which all is sacred.” How might you seek a deeper awareness of connection with the world around you?

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